Monday September 22nd, 2014
Monday September 22nd, 2014
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2015: How Jonathan, Atiku wooed Lagos

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•From Left; Chief Olabode George, Arc Namadi Sambo, Vice President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan, and Dr Adamu Mu'azu, National Chairman of Peoples Democatic Party, [left] during the South West rally

THe nation’s commercial capital, Lagos was the focus of 2015 presidential politics last weekend as two of the major contenders from the country’s two leading political parties descended on the megalopolis

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How Ikimi created problems for Oshiomhole — Idahosa

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Charles Idahosa

The name Charles Idahosa, the son of Akakasiaka, rings bell in the politics of Edo State. The journalist— turned-politician is the only man who challenged Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the governorship primaries of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN, now APC) in 2007.

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Delta 2015: Who succeeds Governor Uduaghan?

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Considering the achievements of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan whose tenure ends in 2015, the debate in Delta State rages around who will succeed him.

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The story of my resignation as ex–Delta House Speaker, by Hon. Ochei

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Rt. Hon Victor Onyekachi Ochei, an engineer, hails from Onicha Olona in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State. In 2003, he contested for a seat in the Delta State House of Assembly on the platform of the defunct United Nigerian Peoples Party, UNDP, won the election, and subsequently became the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, the position he held till 2006.

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Sole candidature: PDP govs, stakeholders leave Jonathan without option

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President Goodluck Jonathan

The coast is now very clear for President Goodluck Jonathan. He has little or no option in the matter. He has been nudged to a point of no return. His declaration to seek re-election is expected in a matter of days ahead of the sales of presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) beginning on October 27.

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Obuh unveils self: Says “I want to be servant to Deltans”

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Tony Obuh

A prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Delta state, Sir Anthony Chuks Obuh has unveiled partly why he wants to contest in the 2015 governorship elections.

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Tony Obuh eminently qualified to be Delta Governor, says PDP Chairman

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Voters being accredited at Ojojo Primary School, Warri in Okere Ward, Warri South Council Area.

The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi says for the sake of equity an Anioma son or daughter should emerge as governor of the state in 2015.

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2015: The knife-edge battle for Anambra central

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Chris Ngige

THE 2015 race for Anambra central Senatorial seat is getting keener. A horde of aspirants are now on the prowl angling to snatch the seat from the incumbent Senator Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

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2015: I’ve what it takes to govern Lagos — Hamzat

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Obafemi Hamzat

DR. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, the Commissioner for Works in Lagos State is interested in governing the state in 2015. Hamzat, who clocks the golden age of 50 today, speaks on his chances of clinching the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in November and his plans, mission and vision for the state in 2015

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Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle: The hero Nigeria deserves

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General-Benjamin Adekunle

The death of Brigadier General Benjamin Adekunle provides a stark contrast between the great potentials of the past and the bleak future of the present.

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Boko Haram: Nigeria ‘ll have something worse if… — Uko

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Mr Uko

EVangelist Elliot Uko, founder of the Igbo Youth Movement and Deputy Secretary, Igbo Leaders of Thought, is not happy with the way the Federal Government is combating the Boko Haram insurgents, who are bent on carving out an Islamic Caliphate in Northern. Nigeria. Apart from taking decisive and proactive action, he says in this interview among others that without tackling the root cause of the insurgency Nigeria would have a group that is worse than Boko Haram in future.

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Jonathan: TAN’s North-central tragicomic rally

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The Minna TAN rally

SATURDAY, September 13 is a day that will not be forgotten in political circles especially in Minna, the Niger state capital in a hurry.

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Nigerians voted “Yes” in Scotland referendum

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Scottish referendum

The electorate in Scotland on Thursday turned out en masse to vote in a referendum that would determine the future of Scotland as an independent nation.

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Buhari urges Nigerians to collect permanent voter cards

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Buhari

Former Military Head of State, Retired Gen. Mohammad Buhari, on Thursday in Gudu, Sokoto State, advised Nigerians to collect and safeguard their permanent voter

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2015: The up-welling pressure on Jonathan

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THERE is a groundswell of pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to seek re-election in 2015

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Abia 2015: Abaribe revs up political machine

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Senator-Eyin-Abaribe ... Well, the dilemma is that there is no way you can tell an incumbent that he should not run for an election that he is fully qualified to run; he is an incumbent and everywhere it is a given that an incumbent will wanting to run

THE atmosphere in the polity is gradually hotting up with various aspirants contesting for elective political offices throwing their hats into the ring for the 2015 contests

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2015: Alkali’s verification of pro-Jonathan groups in order — Irikefe

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Irikefe

NAtional Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition for Jonathan and Sambo Presidency, NACOJSP, Dr. Benjamin Onoriode Irikefe, in this interview, spoke about the ongoing verification of the various groups rooting for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan by the Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali and chances of President Jonathan in the 2015 general election, among others sundry political issues.

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2015: Falana appeals to Nigerian elite to vote

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Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday urged the Nigerian elite to ensure they participate actively in politics by voting during the 2015 general elections.

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Jonathan, PDP caucus meet ahead of Thursday’s NEC meeting

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Jonathan-Osun

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night met behind closed doors with members of the national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

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Akwa Ibom 2015: Day Ibibio land stood still for Attah

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Attah-Ibibio

THE event was momentous and historic
It was well attended by hundreds of Ibibio sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom State.

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Anambra: PDP’s no imposition order excites aspirants

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

THE assurance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in Anambra State that it will conduct transparent congresses and primaries at all levels and ensure non-imposition of candidates in the 2015 general polls has been hailed by aspirants and stakeholders.

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2015: Sustaining Delta beyond oil is my priority — Olejeme

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NGOZI Olejeme, Chairperson Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, and governorship aspirant in Delta State, in a chat with Vanguard acticulates why she wants to govern Delta and her vision for the state

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Come rain come sunshine, we stand behind Goodluck – Ahmadu Ali

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Ahmadu Ali

The former PDP National Chairman, Dr Ahmadu Ali, on Tuesday in Abuja said that Nigeria would remain united and prosperous in spite of some evil machinations.

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Hard nuts await legislators as NASS resumes

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File Photo: Tambuwal, Mark, Jonathan

THE National Assembly on July 17, 2014 embarked on its annual vacation to allow the legislators have some rest after hectic legislative assignments. It also afforded them the opportunity to consult with their constituents, oil their political wheels ahead of the 2015 general elections as well as commission their constituency projects

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2015: INEC’s additional polling units suspicious — Ayo Adebanjo

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Chief Ayo Adebanjo

CHIEF Ayo Adebanjo is an elder statesman and Chieftain of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political Organisation, Afenifere.
Adebanjo, who was a delegate at the just concluded National Conference, comments on the confab and why the report should be implemented before the 2015 general elections.

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Our case against Jega’s 30,000 polling units— Aka Ikenga

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Goddy-Uwazurike

Against the backdrop of the insurgency ravaging the North-east, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, recently created 30,000 polling units in preparation for the 2015 general elections. Chief Goddy Uwazurike, President of Aka Ikenga, Igbo professionals group, who was also a delegate at the just concluded National Conference, bares his mind on the issue among others

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I am not an ethnic jingoist — INEC boss

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Clark, Jega  and Ekwueme

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, last Wednesday, addressed the media on the Commission’s controversial proposal to create 30,000 additional polling units across the country. He answered questions from reporters who attended the briefing. Below are excerpts of the question and answer session.

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1966 Coup: Ironsi rejected our nominee to replace slain Prime Minister Balewa – Mbazulike Amaechi

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Amaechi Mbazulike

Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi lives in Nnewi, Anambra State. In an encounter with Sunday Vanguard, he spoke on the Nigeria of his days as minister and how, despite the resolve of his colleagues in the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa-led cabinet to continue the First Republic following the assassination of the Prime Minister, the military, led by General G.T.Y. Aguiyi-Ironsi, sacked the democratic process.

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Polling Units’ Scandal: Jega’s theory and the dangers ahead

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Anambra Supplementary Election: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru  Jega addressing pressmen , announcing November 30 for Supplementary election at  Anambra State  while National Commissioner Lawrence Nwuruku looks on in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The attempt, last Wednesday, by Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to explain away the inherent incongruity in allocating Polling Units, PUs, to states of the federation with less probability of having more voting population, an exercise that should have been carried out relying on field data, only served to further pour cold water on the Chairman of Nigeria’s election management body.

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What I forgot at Government House, Owerri —Ohakim

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Ikedi Ohakim

Immediate past governor of Imo State, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, recently declared to run for the office of governor which he vacated nearly four years ago. In this interview, he speaks on his current ambition among other issues concerning the state.

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Behind the scenes of the ex-Enugu dep. gov’s ‘trial’

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

The impeachment drama in Enugu State ended with the removal of Deputy Governor Sunday Onyebuchi and the appointment of Rev. Raphael Nwoye as his replacement.

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Edo 2015: Defectors are no threat to APC – Amanokhan

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APC-PDP

Mr Mika Amanokha is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. In this interview, he insists that the Governor Adams Oshiomhole – led APC in the state will defeat the PDP despite the defection of some APC members to the PDP. The House of Assembly aspirant for Etsako East also explains why he wants to represent Oshiomhole’s constituency in the House of Assembly

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